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Samba comes to Ranelagh.

On 3rd of May we had a visit from Jim Bernardin who runs the World Music Workshops.  He came to teach us all about Samba, the sounds of South American music and the massive carnival they are played at in Rio, Brazil. 

We started the day with a whole school assembly where Jim played us a range of musical styles from around the world which had everyone moving and clapping along in no time!

When it was time for our class session we learnt about beats and rhythms and how important it is to play and work as a team so we could play as a samba band.  We were able to explore and play instruments such as the Caixa (marching snares) the surdo (bass drums) and the agogos (two-pitched bells) to name a few. 

We had so much fun singing, dancing and playing some amazing songs and rhythms, what a fantastic day!